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Poster: ducats Date: Mar 9, 2007 8:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: first set RatDog 3-9-07

it's just not right - I'm soory, I know I have a tendancy to stir it up on this board but I don't want to hear anybody say "TAKE YOU TO THE LEADER OF THE BAND" but the one and only band leader.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 9, 2007 9:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: first set RatDog 3-9-07

just a song and a great one at that - don't let the song die - Jer didn't write it man - not trying to stir it up either - Bob is paying homage - let him keep the Man's aura alive - don't kill it with negativity

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Mar 9, 2007 10:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: first set RatDog 3-9-07

Weir plays Garcia tunes because people want to hear those tunes, and Weir wants to sell more tickets. Guess it's a win-win situation for most people. Personally, Ratdog playing 50% Jerry tunes leaves a foul taste in my mouth and I won't go see Ratdog again. But I guess you could consider playing Jerry tunes paying homage. In the mid/late 90's Ratdog stuck with more of Weir's GD originals songs and blues material with an occasional Jerry tune. Sounded a lot more authentic and I wish he'd stuck to that format. Or even better, play some new and fresh material. On top of that, can you imagine Jerry covering any of Bob's songs had their fortunes been reversed? I don't think this would happen. It's a negative point of view, but I think it's reality.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 9, 2007 10:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: first set RatDog 3-9-07

i agree with you - yes, you have a negative point of view and yes it is a reality. Bob's aura would not have to be kept alive. He wasn't the "icon" that Jerry is - and i agree that Jerry probably would not have done the same. True reality.


Just don't think it is fair to rail on Bob for doing what he is doing (not that you are bopper). He may love playing those tunes - and I think bob does. Is it just for the money?? maybe - doubt it though - not much cash in what he is doing now. Is it for the love of the music?? maybe. I'll give the dude the benefit of the doubt and believe he loves playin it, still loves jerry, and still loves his audience knowing they want to hear his versions of those beloved dead tunes. just my thought. not sure he really needs the money (he aint makin much on those shows anyways - trust me - he just wants to play - its in his blood)

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Poster: bigbossdan Date: Mar 10, 2007 5:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: first set RatDog 3-9-07

I doubt it is a fair comparison to say that if the situation was reversed Jerry wouldn't play Bob's songs. Jerry had an entire universe of tunes outside the Grateful Dead, and was an archive unto himself of Appalachian, bluegrass, traditional, R&B, rock and roll songs and lyrics. I would argue Jerry had such a vast array of tunes to draw from, that we wouldn't see him focusing on the music of the Grateful Dead. I never saw Bob as the library that Jerry was.

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Poster: Lazarusliamfinnegan Date: Mar 9, 2007 9:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: first set RatDog 3-9-07

I am with you- let the song rest

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 9, 2007 9:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: first set RatDog 3-9-07

wrong!!!!!!

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